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the container royalty fund. it was established in the 1960s to help dockworkers displaced by technology, the port alliance says these days those royalties serve as a bonus to workers, not a safety net. but the union disagrees saying the payments still help compensate workers for lost job opportunities. florida is home to almost a third of the ports that would be affected by the potential strike, governor rick scott says he's still thinks a deal will be reached, but if it doesn't he's counting on washington to step in. allison worrell, "n.b.r.," fort lauderdale, florida. >> susie: volatility was the word of the day here on wall street. investors were fixated on the war of words in washington over the fiscal cliff, and shrugged off some encouraging news today about jobs. fewer americans filed for jobless benefits last week: new claims fell 12,000 to 350,000. but the labor department says the christmas holiday may have distorted the numbers, as some state offices were closed monday and tuesday and could not provide data. in the markets, the volatility index, or what's often called the "fea
disappointing data. well, technology shares under pressure, especially the large cap names. the selling could be due to uncertainty on a budget deal and folks just wanting to lock in gains, potentially, of course, before taxes on capital gains go up next year. maybe not such a surprise. check out the spider select technology fund, an etf, exposure to the likes of, yes, app 8, and soft -- apple, and software makers and stocks. xlk, the name, and it's dropping. apple, of course, look at what apple's doing, down today, about 1%, but it is up 27% this year. google moving higher. microsoft and ebay lower today, especially ebay down, well, nearly a buck today on the trade. all right, so about, oh, about 47 minutes left of trading on the day after christmas. the markets still trying to get back to the water mark. they are now down about six points after briefly getting above in positive territory. tech stocks the worst. case index showing home prices on the rise, a good thing. check in on how this moves the markets, if at all, nicole's on the new york stock exchange, and jeff flock at the cme. nicol
their christmas tree. just as technology gradually consumes more of our wealth, toymakers are increasingly weaving it into a child's play experience, using touch screens, apps and built in technology. >> as technology becomes more prevalent in the home, children are instantly drawn to what parents have. the ipad is becoming a family purchase. >> but luckily, there are simpler openings out there driving the market. >> we have seen a lot of lovely toys today, haven't we, hannah? >> yeah. >> what is your favorite toy that you've seen here? >> the dollies. >> the dollies? >> parents will notice a lot of old favorites coming back with a money day twist. so is this a reflection of the bearish times we're living in or is it a wishful remembrance of christmas past? >> legos has always been a retrotoy. but yes, during tough times, people come back to tried and true brands and brands they know have great play value. >> wonderful 2013 products that will probably sneak into the market this christmas. it's turtles. and that was another retrovoid coming back. but companies have to be innovated, they have to kee
by technology. the maritime alliance wants the royalties capped. earlier this month a port strike in southern california, cost an estimated $1 billion a day. netflix is blaming problems at its web service provider, amazon for a server outage that took down its streaming video service on christmas eve and into christmas day. netflix says it worked through the night with engineers at amazon to get the service back up and running. netflix shares rebounded today, rising almost 2%, while amazon shares fell nearly 4%. >> susie: amazon was just one of many stocks in the red today. as we mentioned earlier, stocks were dragged lower by the retail sector after a report showed consumers did not go all out this holiday shopping season. that sent shares of some of the nation's largest retailers lower. macy's fell 1%. upscale retailers coach and saks were hardest hit. walmart and best buy were also modestly lower. volume improved a bit from monday but was still light with many traders still on vacation. no surprise, consumer related stocks were some of the weakest performers in today trading. consumer disc
gets the act together. >> means technology, for example, could be a big sector. if companies get signals from washington and go out and invest into hiring people, putting technology online, it could be great, but we're just waiting and waiting and waiting, which is why it's a cliff hanger. ashley: cliff hanger, i'm tired of saying "fiscal cliff. i'll use "cliff hanger." thank you so much for being here. >> you're welcome. ashley: i said it would be fun; right? >> yeah. ashley: very optimistic. the closing bell rings in 37 minutes. by the way, it is the endless search for yield. money flowing into corporate bonds like there is no tomorrow, especially junk bonds. the question is is it too late for investors to get in on the action. lance robert, the ceo of street talk advisers, find out why he thinks stocks are better with consistent returns and pay healthy diff denldz. makes sense. his top picks coming up next in a fox business exclusive. ♪ ashley: face call cliff, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff, that's three more times, holding stocks hostage, down fifth day in a row. energy stocks
. you have to make people more productive. the tools that really make you productive our technology-based. david: are looking at a five-year, would you go for a basket of goods in technology or i know you like intel, would you rather buy a specific stock like intel beaten-down recently? >> it depends on your level of risk. if you're at low risk investor don't want to do a lot of homework, etf o are the way to . it would probably be a good way to play it. if you want to do more homework and insight into where you think companies spend money, where we try to put all of our technology pics on the business side, we would buy something like intel and to individual stocks in that area. shibani: something i have been hearing a lot about as we get closer and closer to the fiscal cliff, the r. word, recession. is that something that traders are taught about once again as a headline, as a risk to take me prevent for the end of the year and going into 2013? >> i don't think the recession issue is such a big deal on the trading floor and certainly not hearing guys back your talk about it. tradi
lyric's advanced technology, call or visit trylyric.com for a risk--free 30--day trial offer. you'll also get a free informational dvd and brochure. why wait? hear today what a little lyric cacan do for you. lyric from phonak. life is on. >>> you know, i'm going to call it a flat market. yeah, i know the dow industrials are up, but that's pretty flat on the index. look at oil, that's interesting, yeah, looking at $91 a barrel. say goodbye to the long decline of gas prices, they're going to start going up again. if you watch a lot of television news and we do, hopefully you do just that, you may feel bombarded with the bad news, fiscal cliff, debt, crime, john stossel does not see that, are you going to break out into it's a wonderful world. it is a wonderful world. and you're right, it's terrible with the parasite lawyers and. stuart: parasite lawyers, excellent. >> in spite of that, people work around the politicians and life, i consider it my duty this time of year to step back and say, is life really getting better? it is and it has. louis the 14th have 498 people cooking for h
analysis particularly important technology. people confuse this group of stocks constantly. tech is actually a whole group of sectors, semiconductor -- semiconductors, hardware makers, cell phone, tech, telecommunications tech, infrastructure stocks, assemblers, each has a separate growth rate. here i look to look at the earnings per growth rate shares of companies i follow versus individual slices of the sectors. the sector growth rate doesn't work even though people keep trying to use it. cloud stocks are highly valued meaning the price to earnings to growth rates are extreme. that means there's no room for error or hair as we call it, meaning something is wrong, some chink that could upset the growth rate. in 2007 my favorite sales.com reported a magnificent quarter but the growth was lighter than expected. it got pancaked, why? it underperformed its shoergz of the technology sector even as the growth rate would have been outstanding for a personal computer-related stock, disk drive, semiconductor, or cell phone companies. these days knowing what the sector is isn't enough. yo
a fraction at the moment. 13,139 after a meandering much of the day. the nasdaq hardest hit today. technology has been very volatile recently. still down a fraction right now. 13 points, fraction percentage-wise and the s&p is down 3.33 at 1423. five days left until the fiscal cliff deadline, and though the market has been very resilient to this point, what happens if we go over the cliff and if lawmakers cannot get it together come january 1st? will it be a big meltdown for wall street? that's what everybody wants to know. >> certainly hope know. in today's "closing bell" exchange, former chief economist of the vice president joe biden, oliver perch from gary goldberg and matt cheslock and rick santelli, thank you very much. jarred, you wrote an article called "cliff dive, what the heck happens next?" what does happen next? >> well, that's actually all up to john boehner, as i see it, because if we were to decide to bring the president's most recent small car compromise to the house i actually believe it would pass. the problem for him it would probably pass with mostly democrat vote, but i
own the best and i am short the rest. sector analysis is particularly important in technology. because people confuse this gigantic group of stocks, which comprises more than 15% of the s&p 500, constantly. tech is actually the agglomeration of a whole group of sectors, semiconductors, disc drives, software, cloud, internet, personal computers, large scale enterprise hardware makers, tech, tech communications, infrastructure stock, assemblers. each has a separate growth rate. and here i like to look at the earnings per share growth rates of the companies i follow versus the individual slices of the sectors. because the sector growth rate doesn't work even though people keep trying to use it. cloud stocks, for example-r highly valued. meaning the price teernings and growth rates are extreme. that means there's no room for error, or hair as we call it, meaning something is wrong, some chink that could upset the growth rate. in 2011 one of my favorite cloud plays, salesforce.com, report aid magnificent quarter but its guidance for its billings was later than i was hoping. the stock immedi
attention. their day-to-day has become more structured and less free flowing. and, technology is also having an impact, smartphones and email mean it's rare people are every truly alone with their thoughts. >> if you allow yourself some time to breathe, some time to play, it refreshes you, it helps your mind function better. >> reporter: while not every industry may be ready to introduce play corners in their workplaces, nearly 80% of americans say they wish they could recapture some of the imagination, fun and creativity of their childhood. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: as 2012 winds down, the end of the year is often a time when we reflect. tonight, "lou's been thinking" about old friends and the best gift ever. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> in the past few weeks, i have lost three friends. i know it's part of getting older, and it still gets you thinking: how will we be measured? poet philip james bailey writes: we live in deeds, not years, in thoughts, not breaths, in feelings, not figures on a dial. there are many deeds to recount in business: profit and loss
's the catalyst though? > > technology shares are still- > > what's the catalyst? the tv is not coming out until the end of next term- > > there's something you coming! there's always something new coming! > > in a year! they're not going to have a new product for a whole year. > round 2) layoff the stocks - can layoff-king companies benefit from cost cutting. we have had a lot of them: bank of america with 30,000 planned layoffs, hpq with 29,000, even the u.s. government with 31,000 jobs lost. what's going on here? and which stocks do you buy? does it help? > > go ahead. > > andrew's philosophy is - and i am going to speak for him - that he thinks it's a cost- cutting measure and it's good for the stock- > > of course. any time you cut costs, you cut jobs, the stock goes up. look at bank of america. the second thing- > > j.c. penney- > > j.c. penney?! they're going to zero. > > exactly! so that is not going to help their game. > > they have a bad business model. that is why they're going out of the game. > > i believe it is going to help one stock: hewlett-packard. it's a stock that- > > hewlet
technology, call or visit trylyric.com for a risk--free 30--day trial offer. you'll also get a free informational dvd and brochure. why wait? hear today what a little lyric cacan do for you. lyric from phonak. life is on. david: good morning varney & company viewers. i'm david asman. stuart will be back tomorrow. new at 10:00, federal subsidies for wind power are set to expire in a couple of days on december 31st if congress decides to extend those subsidies, you the taxpayer will be on the hook for 12 billion dollars just for next year alone. since 92 the u.s. has spent nearly 24 billion dollars on wind energy, but get this, it hasn't gotten any cheaper, not a penny. it is still one of the most expensive ways to get energy. so we will be discussing that. let's check the big board. we're up 27, 27, 28 points. again, it reached a high of up 35 points on the dow, a little earlier this morning. it pulled back from that and then is going modestly upward as well. we're not expecting big volume today, but we have big topics to talk about with our company: elizabeth macdonald, adam shapiro
is to technology. tracy: eight hours is essentially new york to key west. lori: i would go like every friday. a christmas outage left millions of users without users streaming netflix. shibani joshi with this christmas debacle next. tracy: washington cannot agree on a plan for the fiscal cliff. we go to the nation's capital after break. let's take a look at how the dollar is faring against foreign currencies as we head to break. ♪ with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity option.. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. lori: the senate returns to washington tomorrow. with just five days to address the dreaded fiscal cliff. peter barnes is live in d.c. with the very latest. peter: everyone looking to leader harry reid and th
particularly as well as technology, even health care to some degree. both for yield and investors as well as those looking for capital growth but increasingly because risks are receding on a global basis we're suggesting investors pivot to non-u.s. equities. international markets look very appealing right now. ashley: what about the targets on s&p, best worst scenario? >> we best-case scenario of 1545 on the s&p 500. ashley: okay. >> 8 t0 10% or so out of the money. ashley: right now 1414. >> it is. and that would imply mid to upper single-digit earnings growth and very little in the way of multiple expansion to get to that kind of a figure. on more optimistic case, we have 1680 out there. ashley: that is optimistic. >> well it is. it is scenario majority of probability for us but nonetheless we put it on the table in the context of us getting past the fiscal cliff, seeing increase in certainty, risk continue to abate internationally. and as a consequence earnings growth coupled with multiple expansion lead us to a number we think is a stretch goal but plausible. ashley: three out of 10 c
to take a long time for them to start to adapt to the changes in technology. these were innovators a decade or two ago and now they have become those companies that it's very hard for them to move the need. think about them trying to turn a cruise liner around in the hudson river. going to go back and forth and get very little progress here. i think that's what you look at for these companies in 2013. the analysts, unfortunately, have loved them. lots of mutual funds hold them, and when they start to underperform i think we're going to see those people move away from those large technology companies, and quite frankly i think that's a bad thing for right now for microsoft, hewlett-packard and intel. we just aren't seeing innovation, and yet people still love them. >> i want to just ask you actually, chris, with respect to microsoft, because on "street signs," it was one of my predictions for 2013 that microsoft will continue to lose relevance. it's fighting too many battles, and in some cases losing battles and enterprise and mobile, in pcs as well. >> absolutely. >> and it may not
stocks. nicole: a couple of $1 billion stories, let's start off, looking at marvel technology and seeing stocks on the move to the down side down nearly 5% and that is because we had a jury infringing patents and now of course they are fighting against that but in the meantime they have to pay out more than $1 billion and stock down 5% and look at toyota motor which toyota motor is not admitting wrongdoing. on the contrary. but they have agreed to pay out $1.1 billion to operators of sixteen million cars, remember sticky gas pedals? ttat is what they are talking about. this doesn't cover wrongful death or injury but it sixes uncertainty, toyota up 1.3%. lori: 2012 has the tough year for many workers but a 99% pay cut? one way to look at it. that is what is going on with apple ceo tim cook. according to an sec filing he is in line for the most drastic here over year pay cut in the history of apple but consider all the ways he is paid, base salary and stock option. in 2012 he made just $4.17 million compared to $378 million in 2011 and $59 million in 2010, got some stock options. the lower
for today. be sure to meet us back here tomorrow. we'll get a look at some of the biggest technologies that are likely to have an impact on our lives in the near future. from all of us at first business, thank you for watching. . >>> we are learning new details about an officer involved shooting, this shooting happened about an hour and a half ago. >>> and another round of powerful storms pounds away at the east coast, the ripple affect it could have on the travelers here in the bay area. it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning ws
to streamline some of the operations. it is technology management, a way they can work with some of the thousands of existing vendors, supposedly will help them to better support the merchants overseas going forward and give them exclusivity with this particular company but this acquisition today puts them under pressure about 4% and that is why you're seeing it down about $0.19. merry christmas, everybody. david: ilog one of my groupon things to expire. it is not a total loss. lori: it is not front and center in people's priority list. david: s&p futures are closed right now. that's about to larry at the cme to see how things might work out during christmas time. what do you think, larry? larry: 1430 used to be the support coming ou, now it is the resistance. the very key support. what is important for us all to remember, forget about the fiscal cliff, what is driving the stock market and keeping us where we are right now? a lot of it is consumer discretionary spending not because of christmas but because gasoline prices have dropped 17%. take advantage of all time low rates giv
of the technological and productivity innovations of dp. >> and raising their price target, domino's pizza continues its nice run that stock up more than 1%. back to you, simon. >>> meanwhile, of course a major storm hitting the east coast and affecting travel across the region. we will update own the storm's latest track after the break. >>> and still ahead hurricane the dollar has had a phenomenal run against the yen over the last three months. cot fiscal cliff derail the green back's rally? we are back in two. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their fam
. now, let's take a look at technology. we do see some of the tech stocks doing pretty well. hewlett-packard and intel have been among the real losers for the year 2012 on the dow. today, you continue to see this trend which is a little better. back to you. dagen: thank you. the senate returning to washington tomorrow. the president, as well. five days left to revert the fiscal cliff. now that plan b is that, will there be a plan c or f for failing? peter: president obama expecting to arrive in d.c. tomorrow. white house says they will let us know if there is any update in the talks for congressional leadership. the leader's office is me no news to report. as of now, we are still headed for the cliff. on january 1, the nation faces a $5 trillion tax increase over ten years to the expiration of the bush tax cuts. the lapse of the bush tax cut would mean the top would go to 39.6. tax rates would also go all for lower income earners. the maximum lowest rate going back to 15%. four investors, capital gains rates would revert to 20%. dagen: i will not utter that word. thank you for that.
of hamburger considerably or find a way to make a hamburger for less money and you are seeing technology that makes 360 hamburgers per hour that have no complaints about wages or walkouts. this is a brave new world we are assuring in with public policy, the surge of that would be there otherwise. >> this will not hurt mcdonald's workers, in new york unions are pushing to double the minimum wage for burger flippers to $15 an hour. there's a new machine that pays for itself in less than a year under that wage structure. >> that is right. $15 an hour is the demand in new york but not just mcdonald's and fast food. if you look elsewhere in the country, there are restaurant chains, cable service chains that experimented with technology that lets customers order and pay at the table with very little service required. whether it is $15 an hour in new york or building congress that would raise the wage for restaurant servers by 220% the changes will be the same and it will mean less service and more customer self service. dennis: i was reading some notes here, the federal minimum wage is up 40%
that technology on our phone today. >> but someone said earlier, this country is broke. he can can't decide whether to cut the biggest drivers, which is medicaid, medicare and social security. >> i'm thinking, i would love to see the president use the word airline or aviation in the state of the union. just to talk about an enabler of the economy. when a plane arrives in rochester, minnesota, new york, savannah, georgia wlab that does is huge. let alone seattle and los angeles. so let's optimize investment to enable transportation and infrastructure. there are companies around the world. this is a national policy and can you see what is happening. >> we need an oil policy and we don't have an energy policy either. >> that's true. >> energy and cost of labor, have those two assisted up for jetblue. >> it is right about 70%. and we have the youngest fleet and we are a young airline relative to labor cost. right about 70%. >> that's a big number. >> it is a big number. >> you've been expanding. i want to ask you about expanding routes. you are adding seattle to anchorage. international, lighro
ruining the season as kids get more accustomed to technology? >> microsoft windows 8 gets more bad press today, as "the new york times" said it is not leading to a boost in pc sales. is there anything that can turn that lagging sector around? futures moving lower, as concerns about the fiscal cliff talks weigh on the market. talks about progress toward a deal sent the down lower by almost 521 points on friday. s&p up almost 14% on the year. it's interesting, this year we've had so many unnatural phenomenon taking place, whether it's the effects of the fed's monetary policy, year end, fiscal cliff tax related issues. the motivations are a little bit different this time around than they were last year. >> yeah. it's not as pressing, some would argue. some were actually saying on friday, maybe it would have been better if the markets had a sharper sell-off because that could have forced the lawmakers to do something as opposed to leave for obama to have a hastily called friday evening press conference saying, you know what, congress, you have ten days, you go work it out. it's doable. >> it
and i have not heard from him yet this morning. given the fact that he is technologically illiterate, does not use a computer except through us and barely knows how to make a phone call from his cell phone, i guess it's a safe bet this is an imposter. the writing style is not at all like his. when he checks in i will confirm he has not had an unexpected technic technological octo-arian epiphany. thank you for confirming that news. >> whoever it was was such a lowlife he tried to answer you when you posed a question whether it was julian? >> is there a way to find someone who does this? >> i think so. you can try to move the market this way and a lot of real problems with this. >> scum. >> hopefully it's not julian, then i wouldn't be saying that. >> countdown on the fiscal cliff, jim himes, and the political strategy of debt negotiations from analysts from both parties. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register yo
to technology to make doing good even better. but first, as we head to break, the u.s. economy held hostage to the fiscal cliff in the words of a corporate executive. >> hi. my name is madeleine elfano. we employ 400 people. the fiscal cliff is going to impact our business who knows how much we can spend to increase our business and expansion may not be possible. the customers are so uncertain as to how they're going to spend their money that eating out may be considered a luxury. this is not a partisan issue. this is an american issue. the american people have been on a roller coaster for the past four years. it's time for them to get on stable ground. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is
. >> everything lives forever in technology. it does. >> it doesn't. >> it will be interesting to see on the next reading on users if users come back, because instagram denounced what they're going to do with the photos. >> it's amazing how one lawyer, one draft had such a big affect. >> exactly. >>> markets are set to decline sharply at the open. how do you prepare for today's session? we'll get the word from the street, that is next. and jim paulson tells us why he's expecting a 15 to 20% gain for the s&p 500 in 2013. looks like we're going to lose 10.5 on the s&p right at the open. more "squawk on the street," right ahead. p for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people
. also technology and materials they finished lower on the day, as well, but higher for the week. the worst-performing sectors this week, consumer staples, telco, and health care, and in terms of the individual stocks that we were watching on the s&p 500 nyse was bigger with a 30% upside after news of that $8.2 billion deal to be acquired by the intercontinental exchange. to the downside, it was electronic arts logging a loss on concerns there will be more scrutiny on violent video games in the coming days and weeks after that tragedy at sandy hook, elementary school. >> many thanks, appreciate it. >>> here now to talk to us dan greenhaus, you are, if i understand it, a fiscal cliff stock bear. >> yes. give or take, yes. >> and why? >> well, i think it's pretty clear you're talking about -- well, our best case scenario has been we're going off the cliff. we said that the day after the election, we standby it today. if you do that, you're talking about the largest tax increase in our country's history, a considerable amount of spending cuts, and in the short-term, probably hit the
basket like in 2001 and 2002 when so many people left the building because of technology stocks. i go over this again because i can never say it too many times. means that no one sector, one segment of the economy should ever account for more than 20% of your portfolio. if you own five stocks, only one of them can be a tech stock, one a health care stock, one a financial, only one can be an energy company and one an industrial and only one a food and beverage-maker. what if you're not sure? always err on the side of caution. if two stocks trade together, underlying companies succeed or fail based on the same factors, you're not diversified, oil driller and oil producer, people think they are different, both part of the same sector, software and hardware, look, both techs whether we like it or not, not doing this to be arbitrary or capricious or make it more difficult to pick stocks. when you get too concentrated in one area the moment something bad happens to one of the two big stocks in that area you want to throw yourself off the bridge because the loss will be enormous. imagine if
of the retailers to invest first in terms of their technology with inat the greating online and stores and that's done very well for them. online last quarter was up 38%. >> wow. >> they're also working on the store experience. i think finally, they have the rack nordstrom off price channel. the off price channel has been one of the best performers over the past year. they have exposure there and they said they can double their store base in that off price channel. so i think you get a luxury player and an off price player merged and that's a winning combination for 2013. >> one of the notes we just put there it said they also have a partnership with top shop which could be a disrupter in the retail business. quick thought? >> they do. here in the u.k. top shop is killing it. best traffic in retail. top shop is dipping its toe into the u.s. market so everybody from the gap to fact fashion should watch out. they have a partnership with nordstrom. that's going to be a win. and, tyler, you can even get a tattoo or hair extensions. >> just what i wanted for the new year. >> it's coming your way. >>
and materials under pressure today along with technology and telecom. consumer stocks though have actually turned a little bit higher on the news of that deal being struck that will avert the port strike for another 30 days and so what we've seen is retailers actually at the highs of the section, there was some concerns that there would be disruptions for the retail supply chain. that has reversed since that deal was announced right about 11:30 or so today. we also want to point out that the home builders are looking fairly strong. also reversing earlier declines. that comes in the wake of november's pending home sales which was another data point that showed the housing market had certainly been a bright spot in the economy this year. >> we should say, yeah, with all the doom and gloom, we can say this, that for the first time in many, many years housing prices actually declined. >> since 2006 housing looks good. autos also another bright spot. >> yes. >> very good auto sales. expicksed to be the highest since 2007. >> thank you, mary. >> sure. >> seema mody following it. >> the nasdaq is
's still early on the west coast. he's already started his journey. how military technology is helping track santa on his big day. >>> it might be light because it's christmas. look at that, the taupe -- the toll plaza. but we'll check in on any trouble spots when we come back. >>> there's a christmas spectacular and pam -- in pam and myself's hometown. check this out. it features 35,000 holiday lights an almost every inch of the home is covered in decorations. they have set this display for several years. they said their electricity bill for december is $1,000. >> wow. >>> the monterey bay aquarium has a new attracttion. a loggerhead sea turtle will soon be on display. right now, the 4-month-old is getting used to its feeding rue clean. the -- routine. they will announce when this will be turned into an exhibit. it will be eventually released back into the wild. >>> if you still have christmas shopping to do, you are not alone. brian flores will be out there. [laughter] >> the national retail federation shows 10% of all americans say they will still be in the malls today. some shopper
forces coming through to the forefront that you need not just to have your technology side, you need to have your presentation side, you need your customer side. i think this is a market that if you make the right choices could very well flourish in all parts of the world. >> how are you dealing with the price war in france between telecom operators. how is it affecting your business? >> let me take the european perspective. i don't think it's a french problem. i sincerely think if you look to why it is that the u.s. is so ahead in that generation, it's because of the business environment. the business environment. what are you allowed to do? because this is a regulated business. and what is the macroeconomic environment? macro, you can do nothing about. if you look at what they're allowed to do, i'm afraid that we still have a very unfortunate situation in europe, we have 28 regulators. we have regulation that is based only on basically low pricing and if you compare with the fcc and the u.s., it also has to look to innovation and new investments. that is not the case in europe. you
.7%, all of these stocks, merck, united technology, down two-thirds of 1%, not awful. down the session 109. oil down, the dollar's up. we have interesting trade going on. we also have the vix index up as well. >> thank you so much. oil prices dipping lower despite a drop in crude inventories, and meantime, can't take your eyes off iran. state tv there reported the country maneuvered the navy in the area of strait of hormuz, a move that could have a big impact on oil. joining us is president of jj woods and associates. is this where we go from here? further up? again, crude at $91 a barrel is not a pretty sight unless you are long oil. >> yeah, and that's pretty much what the market is. i mean, i'm a little surprised that there has not been more profit taking, but like you mentioned before, you know, a bunch ever iranians rattling a saber out there making people near nows. it's 92.5, doesn't look good, but overreactions put us there. dagen: if there's not a deal done in washington to care for the looming tax increases and spending cuts, isn't oil going lower in the coming months? >> when yo
and leave and ordered an online on amazon or another retailer and that is an example of technology hurting retail and -- instead of helping it. i definitely see some softness there. adam: we are out of time but appreciate you being with us on i hope you are wrong. be well, have a wonderful new year and we will have you back on fbi and. could uncle sam solve the fiscal crisis by selling off billions of dollars in assets? things like amtrak. would you buy? or real-estate. we are crunching the numbers next to the take a look at today's winners and losers. adam: 30 past the hour every 15 minutes, lauren simonetti is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow is trying to hold on to 13,000 with exactly eight trading hours left in 2012. we are accelerating to the downside. to quote gerri willis, she said oh when i pointed out we picked up speed to the down side. gerri: we will have a similar remark to the final trading hour. he is joining us -- is this a oh kind of day, >> because there has been no news, like of participation in this marketplace is abysmal so don't read much into it bu
for revenue growth. health care and technology both fit that particular area. and i think those are the areas that, from a prudent perspective, might be the best place to make your bets for 2013. >> charles, where would you begin the new year? i know you're looking at value tech names, leapfrogging off of what david just said. you make the point that dell -- i'm using a dell right now. it's not going to go away, you say. >> they've made some great acquisitions over the years. they have a ton of cash. people are predicting dell will go away. the pc is going to go away. we don't think it is. the stock is just very, very cheap. and microsoft is the same way. microsoft trading at well less than ten times earnings, is not requesting away. >> at the same time, charles, it may not be going away and cheaper, what's the catalyst to get it from less cheap to a little more expensive to make money on this investment? what is going to be that driver to make the stop go higher? a lot of companies can make products that exist for a very long time but not be very good investments. >> that's the question peop
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